Anchorage Parks and Recreation

Campbell Creek Trail Improvements

Project Overview​​

The multi-use greenbelt trail provides a safe means of access for users to a large p​ortion of the Anchorage Bowl and Campbell Creek Watershed. Popular with Anchorage residents and visitors, Campbell Creek Trail parallels Campbell Creek for 7.5 miles from Northwood Drive at West Dimond Boulevard northeast to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue (MLK Jr. Ave).​The Campbell Creek Watershed is a natural asset providing many recreational and fishing opportunities, natural flood control, salmon viewing, and quality habitat for fish and wildlife. Due to its popularity, Campbell Creek Trail has experienced significant wear over the years.​


The project team has successfully completed construction of Phases 1, 2,3, and 4, including the main trail corridor and associated trail spurs starting at W. Dimond Blvd. and continuing north of E Dowling Road. Phase 5 is slated to begin in the fall of 2023, and will include a bridge replacement and minor trail realignm​ent. 

  • 2015: An engineering assessment was conducted for the 7.5 mile trail corridor, bridges and underpasses. The assessment identified the highest priority areas and developed cost estimates for repair.
  • 2016: ​Due to erosio​n, two segments of damaged trail were realigned/reconstructed and streambank restoration occurred. 
  • 2017: Phase 1 and 2 trail rehabilitation starting at W. Dimond Blvd. and ending at C St. underpass.
  • Summer 2018 Phase 3 started at Taku Park north parking lot and continued to Lynwood Park. 
  • Winter 2019: Phase 4 engineering design and fundraising, this section will tentatively be starting at Lynwood Park and continuing to 67th Pl. 
  • Summer 2019: Continue Phase 3 construction and then begin rehabilitation on Phase 4 in late summer.
  • Summer 2020: Complete Phase 4 construction and begin bridge replacement project for Phase 5.
  • Summer 2021-2023: FEMA permitting for Phase 5 bridge improvements. 
  • Summer 2023: Bank stabilization project.
  • Summer 2024Phase 5 trail and bridge improvements.


  • 2013: State of Alaska Legislative Grant - $160,000
  • 2016: Voters approve bond for $710,000 
  • 2017: Voters approve bond for $710,000
  • 2018 
    • Voters approve bond for $750,000
    • Residual Streambank Improvement Grant, State of AK - $200,000
  • 2019: Voters approve bond for $750,000
  • 2020​: Voters approve bond for $600,000
  • 2021​: Voters approve bond for $600,000
  • 2022: Voters approve bond for $600,000
  • 2023: Voters approve bond for $300,000​

Total Funding (to date): $5,380,000​​​

Project ​Information


Current status: Project bidding

Anticipated completion: Summer, 2024​​


Tanya Hickok, P.E., Senior Park Planner​